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Aditya Agarwal, who came in to Dropbox from its acquisition of Cove way back again in 2012 and was supplied the CTO part previous year, will be leaving the business.

He introduced his departure in a put up on Facebook. Agarwal held the CTO part for about 9 months and was formerly the VP of engineering. That form of five-year tenure at a startup in Silicon Valley by itself is fairly long, to be certain, though Agarwal is leaving the business as it begins to aggressively tout its results as a small business.

“We have arrive a long way considering that then,” Agarwal claimed in a Facebook put up. “We have more than 50 percent a billion customers nowadays. We have hundreds of thousands of small business shoppers who are employing our products to make their groups and organizations much more effective. We have expanded our item line by means of SmartSync, Dropbox Paper and much more. We have 12 world wide workplaces with more than 1500 astounding Dropboxers. These are the hallmarks of a business that is developed to previous.”

Because signing up for Dropbox in 2012, the business has claimed it is strike 500 million customers, strike a $1 billion run amount and ongoing to aggressively pursue small business shoppers. During this time, Dropbox has experienced to increasingly compete with organizations like Box and Microsoft even though proving alone as a one of a kind item with outstanding technology and an origin story embedded in the normal client.

“[Agarwal] served us establish and expand our entire world-course engineering workforce and performed an instrumental part in making products like Dropbox Enterprise, Dropbox Enterprise, Dropbox Paper, and Smart Sync,” the business claimed in a statement. “We’re extremely grateful for all he’s done for Dropbox. Aditya remains a near good friend and ally of the business, and we wish him the greatest in his upcoming endeavors.”

Dropbox has been aggressively increasing its portfolio of small business products in the previous many months, as properly. Its notice-getting application Paper launched globally previously this year, it proceeds to update its small business products and it began a community growth to further enhance its pitch as a seamless and protected way to share and collaborate on documents on the internet.

There are a large amount of approaches that you can examine into this one particular — that Agarwal is leaving at a time when Dropbox seems to be placing alone up to go community, or that it was a short tenure as CTO. But supplied his long time at Dropbox in normal, it looks normal sufficient that executives feel like it is time to transfer on to anything new (or, at the very least, consider a break).

Agarwal is ending up the month at Dropbox and will be leaving officially toward the middle of subsequent month.

“I am very enthusiastic by the at any time-rising scope of technology to basically enhance people’s lives close to the entire world,” he claimed in the put up. “I have been fortunate to be section of seminal organizations like Facebook and Dropbox so the subsequent act has a large amount to reside up to. For the time staying though, Ruchi has graciously agreed to let me be an intern at South Park Commons.”